And this happened… Getting ready to leave the Reno Air Races yesterday morning. Backseat of a P-51 Mustang.
Saturday morning I fly up to the Reno Air Races. I am on the team for the Palm Springs Air Museum. We are racing three airplanes, two P-51 Mustangs and a P-63 Kingcobra. We are also flying up our T-6 and a C-47. An entire Air Force! I will be flying up in another P-51 Mustang but if one of these guys could take me with them that would be great. I am all about being time efficient. Less travel time is good. Thanks in advance Thunderbirds if you could stop by and pick me up. Photograph from the 2019 Reno Air Races.
Me doing more of what I do at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Photograph by my good Air Museum friend Rob.
It is National Aviation Day as well as being National Photography Day. Both work for me! In the Palm Springs Air Museum T-33.
So today is National Photography Day. My friends are all posting photos of their first cameras. Mine actually was a Kodak Brownie. But my first serious camera was a Miranda Model F. This was around 1963. I primarily used it attached to my 8 inch reflector telescope for astronomy. As I best recall it cost me $35.00.
Don’t you just love it when your friend is already waiting at the restaurant for you.
From my photo shoot with fitness trainer Mark Rosenberg. Yes the guy knows what he is doing. You can find him at https://www.instagram.com/markbrosenberg/
For all my photographer friends, especially here in the Palm Springs area….The Palm Springs Photography Center is announcing it’s 2nd Annual Juried Photography Exhibit. All photographers, from amateur to professional, are welcome to submit entries. You do not need to be an active member of PSPC to enter, however Member’s enjoy “no fee entry”. Last day to enter is July 23rd. Details at https://bit.ly/PSPC-Comp
Great photo shoot with fitness trainer Mark Rosenberg here in Palm Springs. I worked him pretty hard; a couple of hours trail running in the desert and then to the gym. Outstanding!
A very fun photo shoot this past week. Running out in the desert and lifting in a gym with a trainer here in Palm Springs. He looked great and found out that in my photo shoots, you work hard. And yes you can shoot out here in the hot weather.
A very memorable photo shoot with Sergi Constance. One of my all time favorite photographs I have taken.
Ski Inn II, an art installation at Bombay Beach on the Salton Sea. The real Ski Inn, bar and restaurant, in Bombay Beach is 223 feet below sea level making it the lowest bar in the western hemisphere. A real throwback to the 1950’s it has been featured by Anthony Bourdain and John Waters. Photographed at sunset.
A light display art installation at Bombay Beach at the Salton Sea.
The Salton Sea is 15 miles wide and 35 miles long. With so much shoreline and interesting places, there is always something wonderful to photograph. By example I happened to find this random model on a pole at an abandoned gas station and store.
Well maybe not so random. Nora from NYC came out and shot with me for the day all around the Salton Sea. Makeup and Hair Styling and Styling by the Estee Lauder featured artist Blanche LeBeau.
Photographed on a Hasselblad digital camera system.
On Photo Excursions we always look for great places to eat that are not the usual we see in the year 2021 now. George’s Drive-In in Riverside on our Jurupa Valley Southern California excursion. A family roadside stop since 1974. Huge menu, food serving sizes off the scale and just great. If you are on some kind of diet, just forget it. You need the experience of eating this food!
For those days when you would like to have a soothing afternoon tea with friends while getting your muffler swapped out. On a Photo Excursion in Jurupa Valley, Southern California.
It was at the North Shore near the Yacht Club. I photographed what was left in 2010. Nothing there now at all.
Looking forward to getting back to photographing people, fitness, fashion and more. My buddy Ashley in one of our photoshoots. Here after her appearance at the NPC National Figure Competition in Las Vegas. Makeup and hair styling by Natalie Lyle.
Sometimes I find what we take for granted or just overlook can make for interesting photographs. Burger King in Cabazon California on a Photo Excursion.
The Rubidoux Drive-In, of course in Rubidoux, Southern California. Photographed on a recent Photo Excursion. Drive-ins are nostalgic for some of us.
Southwest has been flying in and out of Palm Springs now. Actually quite a few flights and they sure are colorful. Photographed during a meet up with some of my photographer friends.
I do love photographing beautiful women. I have photographed my buddy Ashley a few times. Waiting and watching something going on here.
Just something you would drive by and ignore. Trash, graffiti on an abandoned billboard, and in the distance a high rise casino resort. As a scene what does it say? From a photo excursion.